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The Internet Archive Console Living Room harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment. Connected via strange adapters and relying on the television's speaker to put out beeps and boops, these games were resplendent with simple graphics and simpler rules.

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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles. In the game, Jumpman (since renamed Mario) must rescue a damsel in distress, Lady (now named Pauline), from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. The hero and ape later became two of Nintendo's most popular characters.
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Its eponymous star, Donkey Kong Jr., also called simply Junior or abbreviated as DK Jr., is trying to rescue his father Donkey Kong, who has been imprisoned. Donkey Kong's cage is guarded by Mario, in his only appearance as an antagonist in a video game. This game is the sequel to the video game Donkey Kong, which featured Mario as the hero and Junior's father as the villain.
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 7800
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Click here to read the manual for this game. Released in the arcades in 1981, Donkey Kong was not only Nintendo's first real smash hit for the company, but marked the introduction for two of their most popular mascots: Mario (originally "Jumpman") and Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong is a platform-action game that has Mario scale four different industrial themed levels (construction zone, cement factory, an elevator-themed level, and removing rivets from girders) in an attempt to save the...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 7800
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Click here to read the manual for this game. Donkey Kong Jr. was originally released in the arcades in 1982 as a sequel to Donkey Kong. In this game, Mario plays the antagonist, finally having captured Donkey Kong, and has put the ape in a locked cage. As Donkey Kong Jr., players will have to make their way through four different levels (Vines, Springboard, Chains and Mario's Hideout) in an attempt to find keys to free the little monkey's father. Along the way, Mario will send out Snapjaws,...
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Donkey Kong Arcade (2005-10-25)(Mello, Eduardo)(PD)
Donkey Kong Arcade (2005-10-25)(Mello, Eduardo)(PD)
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
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King Kong is on the loose! He's kidnapped a lady, scaled a tall building, and has started chucking bombs at the player's hero. The mission is simple enough: climb the ladders, avoid the bombs, and rescue the damsel. Sound familiar? It should. King Kong was a lousy Donkey Kong clone for the Atari VCS which existed, in part, to justify Universal Studios' lawsuit against Nintendo and Coleco at the time the game was released. Universal had sued both of these parties, claiming that Donkey Kong was...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
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Pac-Kong plays very similar to Donkey Kong. The player controls an "adventurer" (called Kong in some versions of the game) and has to reach the treasures the evil octopus hid away. Each level consists of a series of platforms that are interconnected by ladders. The only action the player can take besides moving around is pressing fire to make the hero jump. This is necessary to get across the gaps between some of the platforms. At the same time, the player has to avoid the smaller...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. I Want My Mommy is a rare video game for the Atari 2600; released exclusively to North America. It has been listed by IGN as having the ninth best cover art of all time. The game is considered to be a Donkey Kong-type platformer where teleportation beams connect upward on the playing field. Monsters can be faked out by partially going up a teleporter then coming back down again.
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Coleco Colecovision
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Sammy Lightfoot (1983)(Sierra On-Line) Sammy Lightfoot is a 1983 computer game by Sierra On-line. The game was released for a number of 1980s-era home computers and game consoles, including the Apple II, the Atari 400 and 800, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, and the IBM PC. A multi-level platform game (or "climbing game," as the genre was called in the U.S. in 1983) in the vein of Donkey Kong, Sammy Lightfoot follows the travails of a circus...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Magnavox Odyssey 2
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To view the manual for this game, go here . Pickaxe Pete is similar in many ways to Donkey Kong . You play a miner named Pickaxe Pete, and you start off in the middle of the screen with a pick-axe. There are three doors from which boulders are coming, bouncing down the mine-shafts; every time Pete destroys one of these he gains 3 points, although the axe wears out after a while and disappears. When two boulders collide, they explode, and out comes either a pick-axe which floats to the bottom of...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Miner 2049er is a platform video game created by Bill Hogue that was released in 1982 by Big Five Software. The game was licensed in conjunction with International Computer Group (ICG). At the time of its release, Miner 2049er was notable for having ten different screens, which was a large number for a platform game. By way of comparison, Donkey Kong had four screens, and most of the home versions had only three. The title 'Miner 2049er' is a play on...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Gamtec
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Squirrel King is a platform/action video game produced, without license from Sega, by the Taiwanese developer Gamtec for the Mega Drive. Gamtec is also responsible for the development of a number of other games, including many for the Gamate handheld system. It appears to be loosely based upon Capcom's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, sharing its gameplay mechanics, although it is not licensed by Disney. As in the aforementioned game, the main...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Miner 2049er is a platform video game created by Bill Hogue that was released in 1982 by Big Five Software. The game was licensed in conjunction with International Computer Group (ICG). At the time of its release, Miner 2049er was notable for having ten different screens, which was a large number for a platform game. By way of comparison, Donkey Kong had four screens, and most of the home versions had only three. The title 'Miner 2049er' is a play on...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 7800
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73
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Originally released in June 1984, the Atari 7800 was the successor to Atari's 5200. A victim of unfortunate timing, the 7800 was released shortly before the great video game crash of 1983. Re-launched by Atari in 1986 as a competitor to the Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Master System, the Atari 7800 was backwards compatible with original Atari 2600 titles. In 2009, IGN chose the 7800 to be their 17th best video game console of all time. They justified this relatively low ranking...
Topics: Atari 7800, Console, Atari, 7800
Console Living Room
by Another World
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Based on the fictional retro arcade game featured in the 2012 Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph, Fix-It Felix Jr. draws inspiration from Donkey Kong and other arcade classics in its defictionalized arcade cabinet. After having his stump moved by a construction company, Wreck-It Ralph seeks revenge by damaging the apartment building built on his land. The citizens of Niceland call on Fix-It Felix Jr. and his magic hammer to repair the damage Ralph is dishing out and force him off the building,...
Topics: Fix-It-Felix, Atari 2600
Console Living Room
by Airwalk Studios
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Based on the fictional retro arcade game featured in the 2012 Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph, Fix-It Felix Jr. draws inspiration from Donkey Kong and other arcade classics in its defictionalized arcade cabinet. After having his stump moved by a construction company, Wreck-It Ralph seeks revenge by damaging the apartment building built on his land. The citizens of Niceland call on Fix-It Felix Jr. and his magic hammer to repair the damage Ralph is dishing out and force him off the building,...
Topics: Fix-It-Felix, Genesis
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Game Gear
by Climax/Probe/Sega
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eye 619
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Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble is a video game developed by Atod AB for the Sega Genesis and Game Gear, released in 1996. The game stars Bugs Bunny and features pre-rendered 3D graphics (similar to Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo) Similarly to 1994's Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse, the levels in this game are mainly based on individual Bugs Bunny cartoons from Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series, stringing them together by having Bugs trapped in...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
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520
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504,610
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The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in September 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, for Video Computer System. Following the release of the Atari 5200, in 1982, the VCS was renamed "Atari 2600",...
Console Library: Atari 5200
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43
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The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, commonly known as the Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari Inc. as a higher-end complementary console for the popular Atari 2600. The 5200 was created to compete with the Intellivision, but wound up more directly competing with the ColecoVision shortly after its release. The 5200 was based on Atari Inc.'s existing 400/800 computers and the internal hardware was almost identical, although software was not directly compatible between...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Game Gear
by Novotrade/Sega
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eye 292
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Ecco: The Tides of Time is the second game in the Ecco the Dolphin series is the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin for the Sega Mega Drive, Game Gear, and Mega-CD, developed by Novotrade International and released in 1994. The Tides of Time continued the story of the first game and featured similar gameplay with a few new additions. The Tides of Time maintains the same controls and level of difficulty as its predecessor. Ecco's main attack is to ram into enemies them at high speeds, while his sonar is...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Blue Sky Software/Sega
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Vectorman is a series of run and gun platform games developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. It was released on October 24, 1995 in North America and on November 30, 1995 in Europe. The games have since appeared on several game compilations, including the Sega Genesis Collection for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, the Sonic Gems Collection for the Nintendo GameCube, and Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3....
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Game Gear
by Sega
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Sonic Blast is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series developed by Aspect and published by Sega for the Game Gear. It was released on December 12, 1996 in North America and in Japan a day later as G Sonic (Gソニック Jī Sonikku?), being the last first party title released for the system, and the second-last officially licensed Game Gear title (preceding 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park). It was later released in Europe in 1996. While this game was released in conjunction with the...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Coleco Colecovision
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234
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99,576
VIEWS
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The ColecoVision is Coleco Industries' second generation home video game console, which was released in August 1982. The ColecoVision offered near-arcade-quality graphics and gaming style along with the means to expand the system's basic hardware. Released with a catalog of 12 launch titles, with an additional 10 games announced for 1982, approximately 145 titles in total were published as ROM cartridges for the system between 1982 and 1984. Coleco licensed Nintendo's Donkey Kong as the...
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Coleco Colecovision
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eye 14,114
favorite 27
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Super DK! (1982)(Nintendo)(proto)
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Console Living Room: Mattel Intellivision
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eye 2,377
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Intellivision: Tetris (2000)(-)(PD)
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